HOW TO: CAPITALIZE AND REDUCE STORMWATER RUNOFF IN YOUR LANDSCAPES 

Reducing the amount of stormwater runoff from roadways, parking lots and rooftops, which can become polluted with oil and other vehicular fluids, deicing chemicals, brake dust and other debris....

FOCUS ON: Edgers 

When you are striving for perfection on a job the perfect cut, a well-manicured lawn you put your faith and trust in the hands of your crew....

HOW TO: CALIBRATE A SPRAYER 

While there are several reasons you should calibrate your sprayers at least once a year, the most important reason is that it is illegal to apply an unlabeled amount of pesticide, either too little or too much....

Speak Up 

Answering pesticide-related questions from your customers and addressing their concerns has become an increasingly important and necessary part of your job....

Seasonal Maintenance for Equipment 

The seasons change, but your job does not even when the grass is dormant for winter, you can't afford to be standing still....

ALL FIRED UP 

Fire ants are no laughing matter. So why am I laughing as I write this? Because my Internet search for interesting facts about fire ants revealed several Web sites that included jokes about them....

Simplified Spraying 

When it comes to spraying areas with chemicals and fertilizer, you have several different options....

FINDING ANSWERS 

I continue to hear about nitrates and leaching into the groundwater. It seems every time this is mentioned, the turfgrass industry is highlighted. How can I be sure I'm not part of the problem?...

Regional Insect Control 

Do you sometimes feel as though you'll never rid turf of insect pests? You conquer one only to find that another has taken its place?...

BETTERING BUFFERS 

Reducing nitrate runoff continues to be an issue for professionals in the turf industry. Every cultural practice is being honed to help minimize potential for nutrients to leave the site of application....

NEW FACT SHEETS REVEAL GREEN SPACE BENEFITS 

There is new evidence linking green space to important environmental, economic and lifestyle benefits. In a series of fact sheets compiled from university and government research....

SHORT CUTS 

In last month's issue, we included information on 2,4-D + fluroxypyr + dicamba (Escalade2, by Nufarm) in our "Chemical Update: Turfgrass Herbicides."...

WEST NILE VIRUS ACTIVITY UP IN 2005 

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there were more serious cases of West Nile Virus in 2005 than in previous years....

READER POLL 

Here are the reader poll results for the question posted throughout January on the Grounds Maintenance Web site, www.grounds-mag.com. Do you believe that...

PRODUCT PREVIEW 

21st Century Formulations introduces Skin MD Natural, a shielding lotion that enhances the skin's own natural protective factor while hydrating the skin....

PRODUCT PREVIEW: CONTRACTOR 

OUTDOOR FOOTWEAR LawnGrips are footwear designed for landscapers and other lawn care professionals. They have many safety and performance features that include patented Grip 'N Go sole for traction on wet grass and uneven surfaces....

The New Insecticides 

The world of pest management in the landscape industry is one that has changed dramatically over the past 10 years....

Who's in Control? 

Beyond the fact that your customers want to get rid of them, what do you know about red imported fire ants (RIFA) and the options in controlling them?...

CHEMICAL UPDATE: Turfgrass Insecticides 

Turfgrass insects. They're a bane for nearly all turf managers, and products to control them are the focus of this, the second segment of Grounds Maintenance's "Chemical Update" series....

SHIPMENTS DOWN IN 2005 

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) conducts a monthly shipments-research program that represents between 60 and 100 percent of all gasoline-powered hand-held shipments and between 75 and 100 percent of all commercial turf care shipments....

READER POLL 

Here are the reader poll results for the question posted throughout December on the Grounds Maintenance Web site, www.grounds-mag.com. Have you participated...

The New Herbicides 

With the massive amount of new information that becomes available every year for turfgrass managers to decipher, it is difficult for anyone to keep up....

The Drive of Technology 

Have today's hotter golf balls and giant clubheads compromised the defenses of your course? Certainly; but according to industry veterans, the answer to restoring the challenge at your course is right under your feet....

...AND NOT A DROP TO DRINK 

Earlier this month, I was invited to serve as a panelist at the 2006 Rain Bird Intelligent Use of Water Summit in Pasadena, Calif., during the Rose Bowl....

FINDING ANSWERS 

I've always heard that Japanese beetles prefer purple-leaved plants to green-leaved plants. Is this true? South Carolina....

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